Who are Macarico?

We at Macarico are a takeaway and diner, originating in Glasgow’s Eastend. Created by Alan who had 20 plus years of restaurant experience and was previously a head chef in a successful busy restaurant local to the same area. Alan realized there was a gap in market and the area needed a takeaway/diner with good, honest, real street food at prices the community could afford, and he seized the opportunity to fill
that gap.

Macarico was then developed by a close team of Family member, including Alan and his 3 brothers , who are also fully trained chefs, and close friends some of whom were also experienced in the industry. However, some staff also needed support and training which the Macarico core team have supplied. Macarico is mainly a family run business and the ethics of this are a huge part of the company values.

The freshness and uniqueness of the food is a huge part of the success of Macarico. The menus are updated regularly keep in line with current trends and customer demand. Many recipes are developed inhouse and are personal to Macarico. We offer everything from lunch to late evening snacks. Our menu covers light bites, to full meals and even desserts and milkshakes.

When lock down hit, the need for customer deliveries overtook the in-store footfall and Macarico was able to adapt and still offer hot fresh food directly to customers by making sure they implemented all the correct kitchen practices and delivery methods. The food you received delivered at home, is as tasty and fresh as that you will get when you sit in.

While we we use the services of Just Eat and Uber to stay current and offer our customers the simple and easy ways of ordering – our delivery drivers are Macarico staff, and this is how we ensure the highest level of customer service.

The team have gone from strength to strength and are now expanding and we have a variety of new franchise opportunities right now in several locations. If you want to join with us as we continue our expansion we would like to hear from you.


What does a Macarico Franchise consist of? What do you get as a Franchisee?

Track record of success

We have a developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.


Strong brand

One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional or national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.


Training programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.


Ongoing Operational Support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.


Marketing Assistance

We will offer you marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.


Purchasing Power

As a franchise you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.

Business Support

The key team members of Macarico are :

Alan Olone – Director
James Olone – General Manager
Thomas Olone – Airdrie Head Chef
Mark Henry –Glasgow Head Chef
Jodie Moody – Ardrie Manager
Denise McLaren – Glasgow Manager

Everyone working for Macarico is an important player on the team. We believe in building personal professional relationships with our customers and being polite and helpful at all times. We must make it easy for people to do business with us.

What kind of support can I expect from Macarico
as a Franchisee?

The franchise would consist of fully trained staff members, the set up and support of buyers, provision of menus and recipes, the branding, strategies and targets.

The Franchisee would receive 7 days, 24 hour, support from the company owner or senior team member. They will be treated with respect and included as a part of the Macarico family.

We ensure that you are well equipped to start and grow your business. Training, ongoing business support and a wide range of resources are available when you become The Macarico Franchisee in your area.

One of the main benefits of Franchising is that it is a business partnership between Franchisee and Franchisor. Head Office support is essential especially in the early trading days of the franchisee, and it will always be readily available. In the early days there will be a very much hands on approach, gradually stepping back and letting you, the Franchisee take complete control as you become more confident, professional and experienced.

As a Franchisee you buy the right to develop your business in a defined geographical area, with a guarantee from Macarico of no Macarico competitor in that area. Franchisees can offer their Clients the full breadth of Macarico expertise, all supported by the full span of our capabilities.

Our aim is to provide a nationwide quality service to customers with an emphasis on personal service and professionalism. We aim to build up a strong two way working relationship with all our franchisees, and make the Macarico name synonymous with excellence.

So if you’re looking for a Franchise opportunity with some real strengths search no more.

The earnings potential

– What you can earn out of Macarico Franchise is, in the final analysis, up to you: how hard you work, and how gifted you are. It’s no different to anything else. But you’ll be surprised at how the numbers can stack up.


Year 1 – £70,000

Year 2 – £90,000

Year 3 – £120,000

Satisfied Customers

Thomas Food is amazing !!!!

Kellyanne Food lovely again! Food is always wrapped great and still hot when u get it. Everything always so fresh and tasty. Love this place!

Elaine Food arrived on time and was delicious..always a risk trying a new restaurant but will definitely be ordering from here again.

Nicola Just had an absolutely amazing dinner again pasta & pizza were so fresh & tasty as was the peri chicken wrap & my younger girl just loves your hotdogs delish

Ashleigh Food was delicious. Presented well and still hot when delivered.

James Great food from Macarico once again. Burgers are awesome as always i ordered the cheese n bacon burger for myself and the Mac burger for my wife. Very generous portions and tasty burgers. Cheesecake and milkshakes were awesome aswell. Will continue to use Macarico in the future and recommend them to anyone.

Alix Food was great! Amazing meal deal, will definitely be ordering again!

Alex Currently in Glasgow on business however am thinking about moving here just for the Macarico pizza! Chicken tenders were amazing! Mac and cheese could do with some work. Definitely ordering again when I can!

What you need

What do you need to be successful as a Macarico Franchisee?

There is just no escaping the fact that running your own business can be hard work. However, you are doing it for yourself and the rewards of a Macarico franchise will be there for you to see from day one. If you possess the following attributes then a Macarico franchise could be just what you have been looking for:

  • A willingness to work hard, because there is simply no substitute for hard work.
  • A willingness to persevere, because there will always be times when things don’t go according to plan.
  • The desire to work for yourself, and take proper control of your own destiny.
  • The desire to work with others who all share your commitment to the highest standards.

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that a Marcarico Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

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